Hidden by crowds of tourists, right on the popular Piccadilly Circus, lies an opulent retreat you might want to try. Savini at Criterion is a culinary experience combining 150 years of English history with one of the most renowned restaurants in Milan.
Savini’s story is an old one, dating back to 1867, where distinguished tummies like the ones of Verdi, Sinatra and Puccini visited. An institution really!
When moving overseas Savini’s decided to relocate their signature cuisine into a magnificent site: a grade II listed building where you’ll breath history throughout.
Marble columns and arches, a golden ceiling and luscious chandeliers. You’ll eat surrounded by beautiful sparkle, bright yet subtle, a luxurious experience indeed.
The staff is friendly and the food selection is wide. I went for the patisserie basket and Charles, to your surprise, ordered the English breakfast. My croissants were a Nutella overload and I’m sure that a lot of Italians like myself will highly appreciate that. The prices are quite high but justified by the luxurious experience you are in for.
We went on a long walk afterwards to burn some calories after that Nutella feast. From Piccadilly to Knightsbridge, all the way to South Kensington. Wandering in London never disappoints: there is always so much to see and plenty of picturesque sites for your picture addiction. The buzz is unbeatable and I’ll stop right there, I know I can go on for hours, listing all the things I love about this wonderful city!